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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
where it needed to be. >> changed that city. >>> right now let's get a check on your morning roads. still early but mike inouye hard at work. >> i'm tracking folks who were hard at work all night. road crews out here. we're looking at oakland with a light volume of traffic as you might expect at 4:31. typical road crews between coliseum and 980 as you head into downtown. losing a couple lanes at a time and no slowing there. watching the bay bridge as well. a smooth drive. in the foreground you see incline and taillights heading toward treasure island and at the top of the screen folks out of the city on the lower deck. you can see a light volume of traffic. there is a bit of construction over on the east shore freeway not causing slowdowns and we're always watching the city by the bay because we got a big game coming up with san francisco playing on sunday. we have to focus. we all have to focus. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. we'll have more on that coming up in just a bit. >>> rising concerns in the east bay this morning where nearly every city dealing with a double di
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
december including a falcon, two crows and another raccoon in palo alto. >>> that growing tent city near san jose is now coming down. the camp near guadalupe river north of columbus park there. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago is live in san jose with what the city is planning to do about it and when they're planning to do it. arturo, good morning. >> reporter: the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population of the tent city in fact has swelled to more than 100 people and the city of san jose now has plans to move the encampment out the first week in march. now the site is located along spring street between taylor and heading streets. it's in a large grassy field near the guadalupe river park. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleaned up by caltrans and that displaced the homeless camping in those areas. mayor chuck reed says the people are trespassing here and there are no sanitary facilities and city cannot have people living i
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
the description of the second suspect. >>> some california cities right now battling the state over medical marijuana. for the very first time, the state supreme court is getting involved. the court hearing arguments today on whether local governments can ban medical marijuana dispensaries even though it's legal at the state level. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live at the court building in san francisco this morning and no doubt a lot of people paying attention to this one. >> reporter: that's right. good morning to you. you can bet dispensaries up and down the state will pay close attention to what happens here in san francisco today. right now about 200 cities and counties in california have some sort of limitation or ban in place. as you said, for the first time the state supreme court is going to weigh in on whether local governments actually have a right to go ahead and ban pot dispensaries within their borders. california voters legalized medical marijuana in 1996 but since then more bay area cities are limiting pot clubs or banning them all together. medical marijuana advoc
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a group of tourists from tijuana returning from big bear lake. >>> some california cities are battling the state over medical marijuana and for the first time the state supreme court is getting involved. the court will hear arguments today on whether local governments can ban medical marijuana pot clubs even though it's legal at the state level. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live at the court building in san francisco this morning. a lot of people paying attention to this. >> reporter: that's right. medical marijuana advocates up and down the state will be watching this one really closely. already about 200 cities and counties in california have a ban in place on pot dispensaries. for the first time the state supreme court is going to step in to decide whether cities can legally have the right to restrict these dispensaries. nearly three dozen bay area cities have bans or limitations in place. some arguing that cities really need to be able to control when and where these businesses operate. the impacts aren't always positive. dispensaries like amsterdam garden in san jo
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
metropolitan cities. a look at oakland right now getting moderate to heavy rainfall. that's going to continue to be the case as we head throughout the morning hours. i want to show you the bay bridge, richmond san rafael bridge hit hard. travel cautiously through there. expecting gusty winds today. potential for strong thunderstorms to develop. highs are going to be cool. only ending up in upper 40s and low 50s. let's take a look at your drive this morning. 6:03. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we'll illustrate exactly what you're talking about. here is the bay bridge. the big build is just on now just after 6:00. we expect the build but they may have turned metering lights on early. you see wet roads on the approach. you see lights and backup past the 880 over crossing building in less than five minutes. we'll take you to another look. this is from emeryville. looking at berkeley west 80 commute direction into the area. you see rain on the lenses and you see the build for the commute. a bad combination. the sensors show yellow coming down through richmond out of hercules down so expect
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
homeless encampment in san jose is getting bigger and now the city gearing up to clear everyone out. the city says at least 100 people are now living in the makeshift tent city on spring street. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago live at the encampment this morning. when everyone will be forced out, are they going to try to send these folks to shelters? >> reporter: that's what they're going to try to do. the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population as you said of the tent city has swelled to more than 100 people and now the city of san jose has plans to move the encampment out during the first week of march. the site is located along spring street betwe street. it's near the guadalupe river park which is land that belongs to the city and the san jose airport. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleared up by caltrans and that displaced homeless camping in those areas. with this area, mayor chuck reed says the people are tresp
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
over the timeline again, mason and filbert shut down. the city hopes to have mason back open within a couple of hours. the cable car line could be longer. in the meantime they are going to have a bus shuttle to make up for this part of service that can't be running because of the debris on the line. filbert will be shut down for hours. that's where a lot of digging will be taking place. filbert at mason will be shut down to late morning, early afternoon. reporting live in san francisco. bob riddell, "today in the bay." >> happening now, day two of the bond hearing for oscar pistorius wrapping up in a south african courtroom. a day filled with more tears and deet about the valentine's day shooting that killed his girlfriend. the prosecution now pushing for premeditated murder while the defense said it was a mistake. marla has the details. we're hearing the prosecution started the day with a witness statement. >> that's right. as you mentioned we are just learning the bail hearing is wrapping up now without a decision from the magistrate so pistorius will spend another night in jail.
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am PST
money to keep the raiders in oakland. city officials say the league is concerned about fan support as we give you a live look over o-dot-co. the 49ers were able to charge more for premium seating in the new stadium but league oh ficials don't believe oakland could do the same. as it is, the raiders are having trouble selling out home games and are sometimes blacked out on tv as a result. the league will not give the raiders money for a new stadium but the team has the right to apply for a league loan of up to $200 million. >> the bay area may be in the running to host the 2024 summer olympic games. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to mayors of 35 cities including san francisco, san jose and sacrament to gauge interest in potential bids. los angeles, dallas and tulsa, oklahoma, among the cities that expressed interest. the u.s. hasn't hosted a summer games since atlanta in 1996. salt lake city was the last to stage the winter games in 2002. >> that would be a spectacle here in the bay area. >> got some stadiums we could use. >> it would be very good. atlanta was fun. maybe it will
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
. >>> the city of san jose is working on a plan to fix the bad roads. that's the good news. on the downside, taxpayers will likely flip that bill. the city says nearly a quarter of its roadways are in fact in poor condition and by 2020, every road would be in that category. city leaders proposing a series of taxes to help increase funding for road work. the possible taxes include a quarter or a half cent sales tax increase as well as a bond measure that would cost the average homeowner about $100 a year. >>> about 4:35 now. the academy awards wrapped up last night with plenty of big winners. >> "argo." >> first lady michelle obama announced the biggest prize best picture which went to ben affleck's thriller about the rescue of six american hostages in iran. affleck produced, directed and starred in the film which won three oscars including best adapted screen play. "life of pi" took home best detector and daniel day-lewis won his third oscar for best actor for his starring role in "lincoln." >> my fellow nominees, my equals, my bests, i'm proud to be included as one against you. >> you are
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
privately the santa cruz police department, too, closed its doors and put the city in the hands of the sheriff's department and the chp. >> it's wonderful that they reach out to each other and we -- >> reporter: the support of their community. >> and we love them and that we honor their -- the loved ones that died and that we are there for them in spirit and in prayer. >> reporter: now, again, that vigil continues at the loudoun nelson community center through 8:00 if you want to show up. we'll show you details of that at 11:00. we also know that there are other events, services, vigils, planned for later on in the week and, of course, we'll let you know about those as well. in santa cruz, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, we will see you at 11:00. we invite to you stay with us here for our continuing coverage of this story both on air and on 0line. just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com to find the latest updates as well as raw video from today's press briefing. that's nbcbayarea.com. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the families of two east bay cyclists feared kidnapped in pe
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
in a san francisco street. the city's public utilities commission says a 61-year-old pipe broke yesterday morning. the city still industrying to figure out why the pipe burst. "today in the bay's" christie smith is gathering the information. she'll have a live report coming up at 6:30. >>> well, as they continue to clean up, at least there's nice weather out there. got to look on the bright side. >> good cleaning weather. >> anyone who works outdoors is definitely enjoying this warm-up. it's still wintertime. we're still about 21 days out from the official start of spring. we're starting out nice and clear and nice and mild this morning. this, of course, san jose, show you the clear sky overhead. the sun starting to make an appearance. it will be up in about 40 minutes. and we are going to get some great looking sunrise shots. so if you don't have anywhere to go, just stay where you are. we'll show them to you. 43 degrees in livermore. 49 in oakland and 45 in san mateo. if you do have somewhere to go, mike's her to help you out. as we head throughout the day, temperatures will be really c
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
place now investigating the city's fifth homicide of the new year. police say a man in his teens was stabbed to death near san jose high yesterday afternoon. this happened on north 21st street not too far from downtown san jose. so far no arrests have been made. >>> a terrifying tale from the couple to last speak to ex-cop christopher dorner. jim and karen reynolds entered their condo in big bear on tuesday and found borner inside. the minute he saw them, he pulled out a gun and told them to stay calm. then he spent the next 15 minutes talking to them. >> he wouldn't hurt us if we did what he said and followed his directions. it would be okay. >> what were you thinking? >> i didn't believe him. i thought he was going to kill us. >> we saw so many pictures of him and while he talked to me he said i know i know who i am. >> i don't have a problem with you. i just want to clear my name. >> dorner tied them up and gagged them and covered their heads with pillowcases. he stole their car and then just took off. karen managed to get free and she called 911. it was that call that set int
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> san jose city council will take a look at plans to revitalize the city's japan town. it's a project that's been years in the making and not without a few bumps in the road. "today in the bay's" bob redell live in san jose with what's involved with those new plans. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. it all centers on this five to six acre parcel of land that's right here in the heart of japan town. a spot that the city has wanted to re-vitalize for some time. years ago when we were out there as archaeologist excavated artifacts from that era and then this became the city's corporation yard but for the past several years it's sat dormant. dead concrete patch as you can see in the middle of what is a usually vibrant community. today san jose city council will decide whether or not to approve the basic redevelopment plans for this site and to give permission for staff to continue talks with a developer. the developer is williams and dane development. they would like to build six buildings on here that would house 600 apartment units, retail space, green space fo
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
. northbound all of the way in through san mateo and into the city. we'll send it back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. we have breaking news literally this was just handed to us. there's an amber alert message coming out from the california highway patrol. a child abduction occurred 12:30 this morning in oakland. the child is a 1 year old little girl with black hair, brown eyes last seen wearing a pink shirt. >> the suspect is a 56-year-old black male with black hair, brown eyes, 6'4", 270 pounds. last seen weari ining a plaid g and beige jacket. >> we have a description of the car. possibly driving a 1973 primer gray chevrolet flat bed truck with california license plate 7n 795774. an amber alert if you are headed out. be on the lookout for this primer gray '73 flat bed truck. we don't know the condition right now of this little girl. something we'll keep an eye on. >> we want to point out that the man is armed and dangerous. be aware if you happen to see the suspect driving or walking anywhere, be aware. be careful. call police. let them handle that. armed and dangerous. >> tha
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
upper deck reports of a stall there clearing somewhere along the span between treasure island and city itself. you see the orange slowing there as well. the backup at the toll plaza live look shows you in the cash lanes. metering lights have not been turned on yet but by volume and activity on the bridge they may turn that on any second. it's already 6:09 on a monday morning. another look outside. we'll see how things are for the south bay. smooth drive picking up volume for 101 north of 680 and also farther up the peninsula we look at 101 through palo alto. a nice steady flow and no delays along the peninsula route. back to you. >> thanks so much. >>> coming up, batter up. the giants getting ready to take a swing down at spring training. we are live in scottsdale, arizona, with a preview of the cactus league action coming up just ahead. ♪ >> we mean like ever. plus, we'll tell you which artist struck the right note at the grammy awards just ahead. >>> and we take you live to vatican city where a surprise announcement came down a few hours ago. pope benedict xvi announcing he'll resi
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
center in union city. this started in fremont yesterday afternoon after police went after a stolen mercedes-benz. the chase ends at union city's union landing shopping center after the suspect hit a tree before slamming into six parked cars. the owner of one of those cars says he was inside the movie theater at the time and had no idea his car had been hit until later. >> the person that committed this crime, you know, by hijacking the gentleman's measur mercedes called this mess while we were just enjoying a sunday at the movies. >> one woman was inside her parked car when it was hit. she was taken to the hospital for treatment. >>> palo alto police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to rob another man at gunpoint. take a look at this sketch. they say around 8:30 friday night, a man who looks like this rode up on a bicycle outside webster parking garage and pulled out a gun and then demanded cash. the victim tried to wrestle the gun away. when he couldn't, he says he managed to run away. he was not hurt. three other armed robberies have happened in palo alto in recent week
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
riddell live with what they will be doing. good morning. >> joint effort between redwood city school district and the police department to try to make campuses on the peninsula safer and better prepared in case an active shooter were to attack. police are now encouraging patrol officers to become familiar with the local elementary school in their words to adopt the school asking officers to visit schools in the patrol zone on a daily basis, to become familiar with teachers and students and the layout of the campus. they are asking them to review security procedures to make sure campus is best prepared at keeping a gunman from entering school grounds. it is the only school with a full-time officer. the middle schools have part-timers. educators would be trained on how to handle an active situation. training sessions scheduled for next month and april. the schools are formulating a more comprehensive emergency response plan that would include police, fire, hospitals and other first responder. in august or september police and the district will conduct a full scale drill on one of the c
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
from city to city and with the fans. >> we are part of entertainment. part of the show. whether the audience is there to listen to music or watch homeruns. it's respecting the fact that those fans are paying a price to come watch us and look at the best product we can. >> what would be great to see is the worlds coming together. bono and crew would no doubt love the band of misfits. >> hopefully when they are out on the next tour. i hope we find the collision somewhere we can get ball players to the show and vice versa so we can see them. ta will be fun. i hope that works. >> that would be great. brett is a super guy. actually a seattle native. he has a background in sports that started early. he started with the super sonics in seattle. his dad was an nba referee for 25 years. it was his wife who was working for u2 that said, hey, there is an opportunity here. they toured as a family with the with band. then he was talking to a friend who works with the royals who said, you know what, the job you do with the band is similar to the job with the baseball team. now he's with the g
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
is standing by. >> good morning. >> we'll give you a reference for where it is. this is a view of the city overall and your bridges coming in are just fine. we'll zoom in toward 15 ath and wowona. it's not far from 19th. slow to one of the bordering roadways as well as west portal avenue. as we look at video again we saw slowing on the maps. some folks are avoiding the area. not just because of inches near the intersection. the bulk of the roadways meet in a dip so it is collecting there. major roadways, 19th. slope boulevard and west portal avenue. those are all open to traffic flow. i have heard of no delays for the system heading to the area as well. it's the transit. avoid that intersection and a block around it. i'm sure there will be folks like those with flashing lights to tell you to avoid the area. they don't want you to get stuck. a mini cooper was up to the driver's side window earlier. flooding water. back to the maps. we'll talk about the mass transit impact. muni not affected. caltrans, no problems there either. we'll look at the bay bridge. there is a backup at the toll plaz
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
yet but they say the investigation is ongoing. >>> also from los gatos, the city council there reconvening tonight to consider the discussions about gun sales in town. hundreds of people gathering last monday night to talk about a new sporting good store. opponents think the city should have held a public hearing before approving permits for that store. the store owner says he's following the rules. the debate so heated at some points the owner telling nbc bay area that he's receiving death threats at his home. tonight's meeting will discuss the permit process for gun sales and new gun regulations. this one starts at 7:00 tonight. >>> parents in one peninsula city will get to weigh in on school safety for their kids tonight. the san carlos school district and city's police captain will host a community forum on school safety. school administrators will also take part. tonight's meeting is at 7:00 at the san carlos library. >>> the man teaming up with bill bratton to help turn around oakland's growing crime problem is laying out some of his ideas. robert wasserman speaking
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. getting ready for north bay into the city commute. look at the north bay itself. san rafael moves smoothly. damp roadways but wet, not so much. slick off-ramps. watch that. fog is showing up on road weather index. petaluma, santa rosa, that's orange on the maps, be careful for that. may be ice on local streets. not so much here. toward the maze and approach. oakland to the right. look here lafayette a new crash west 24 off the walnut creek interchange. sounds like everything is out of lanes. i'll track it. back to you. >> thank you very much. commuters should expect delays at the richmond san rafael bridge toll plaza. starting this weekend workers will replace old equipment that's used to collect tolls. caltrans officials say it could cost 50-minute delays. work will continue for several weekends and it should be done by early march. >>> brace yourselves. movie fans, tom cruise in a t-shirt back in the day and the need for speed all in 3-d. >> feel the need. the need for speed. >> that's right. maverick, goose, slider, iceman pr all in "top gun" hitting theaters today in 3-d. a six-day fly
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
. as you expect at 5:07, light flow of traffic out of the north bay into the city. the cones have been moved to the northbound direction. you're ready for the morning commute but they're just waiting for it. slowing on the maps southbound 280 around the bend where the arrow is crossing over 101. we do see unusually slow traffic flow. no incidents reported for chp but i'll track that. it should clear up over the next few. slower moving vehicles. here northbound 280 the crash there has been removed from lanes. better news that's why you have the thumbs up. there's slowing through the area which had a flashing lights and we'll track that. so far no problems through the peninsula. we'll give you a live look outside to see how the traffic flow goes across the bay. there it is westbound taillights. no problems for either direction of the san mateo bridge. oakland moves slowly for the nimitz. back to you. >> all right. thanks so much. spring training finally here. the giants pitchers and catchers expected to report today. we'll take you live to arizona for a preview next. >>> a crackling elec
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
to work, so do we. temperatures are comfortable in some cities right now. 50 degrees in oakland. mid 40s in some cities elsewhere. we do have that chilly winter air settling in in the north bay in particular. and santa rosa in combination to the cold, you have thick pockets of fog drifting around. you can see where we get white shading is low cloud cover. we're socked in with clouds. thick deck out there all of the way through the first part of the day. then we'll get another area of low pressure that will bring in colder air and showers as we head through tomorrow. today you don't need that umbrella. you may want to take it with you. soupy out there. 37 in gilroy. if you have the day off, it will be perfect for staying indoors and maybe with a book overcast conditions. 7:00 a.m. we stop the clock on future cast. drizzle starting to move along the coastline. not expecting much. stop that clock for you again at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., maybe an isolated cell moving over the south bay and then heading throughout tomorrow morning, that's when the main front arrives. pretty organized. for us th
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
chevy flat bed truck license plate number 7n79574. >>>. >>. >>> former new york city mayor ed koch died overnight at the age of 88. koch had been battling heart problems after leaving city hall back in 1990. he was known for being that larger than life character and he gained national reputation for his feisty style. >>> new this morning, rising unemployment rate. >> scott mcgrew has more bad news about the economy. i thought we were on the right track. >> i think we all did. wednesday we got word the economy was shrinking as a whole. that was a surprise. then this morning a rise in the unemployment rate, now as you well know because i say it all the time you should take a tenth of a percent move in unemployment move with a grain of salt. the numbers themselves. economy adds 157,000 jobs. the unemployment rate rises to 7.9%. we'll be watching the super bowl for the game this year and not for commercials. ad agencies working hard to make ads go viral. the guys who know viral video best is diet coke and mentos guys. did you know one of them is a lawyer? that caused awkward moments in cour
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
major damage in the city and on the university campus. the tornado passing through three counties there. some injuries to report but fortunately no deaths. mississippi's governor will tour that area today. the storm chaser is supposed to be. other people driving there, not so much. >> what could be that important that you're out and about in that? >> got to get milk. >> plan ahead no doubt. all right. what do we plan for for this week? >> a good looking week shaping up. if you have been meaning to break out that spring gear, even your summer gear, you'll be able to do so throughout this week. temperatures are going to be down right comfortable. many of you have been waiting for this. a fair stretch of weather lasting well into the upcoming weekend. good morning to you at 39 in san mateo. 36 in sunnyvale. hour by hour detail by today. by noon temperatures already climbing into the mid to upper 50s. a couple low 60s. and then we'll round out the day in the low 60s. 62 degrees in livermore. 62 in gilroy. 62 degrees in fremont. if you don't think this is that warm though, i'll tell you righ
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
, everyone. yes, it is cold again in new york city. but we're not talking about cold around here. we're talking about the cold in florida. we have hard freeze warnings. crops are in danger. we are starting off especially northern florida with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. head north a little bit and we saw snow in the carolinas. one to two three inches of snow yesterday. the snowman and the flag and everything. but the snow is over in the carolinas. just time to clean things up. we're looking at four to six inches on top of a storm that where he had last week. up in maine we could see the potential for blizzard-like conditions into the eastern coast of maine where we have blizzard warnings posted. that's on top of two feet of snow in that region. that region could pick up three to six inches out of this storm. >>> we'll see you in just a moment with the national forecast. now here's erica. >>> crowds are gathered for pope benedict xvi's tpeufrpbt sunday blessing since announcing his retirement. anne thompson is there. good morning. >> good morning, erica. it was a jam-packed st. p
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
scene at a shopping center in union city. it began in fremont yesterday afternoon where police went after a stolen mercedes-benz. the chase ended at union city's union landing shopping center when the suspects hit a tree. the mercedes smashed into a white nissan where a woman was sitting inside. she was taken to the hospital. the stolen car kept going slamming into five other parked cars. the owner of one of the damaged vehicles had no idea his car was involved in all this. >> the person that committed this crime by hijacking the gentleman's mercedes, caused this mess while we were just enjoying our sunday. >> fremont police later found and arrested two teenagers, a man and woman, both 18 years old. >>> following last week's sit in, five city college of san francisco students will get their meeting with the chancellor sometime today. a few dozen students occupied a campus building thursday into friday demanding an audience with the school's chancellor. the school made massive cuts in an effort to keep accreditation. students say they would like a say in those cuts and they will be s
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
part of the country this morning. weather channel mike seidel is in kansas city, missouri, for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a whiteout here in kansas city, snowing two inches an hour with winds gusting 30 miles an hour. this is a big storm. it will likely be their biggest snowfall in about 20 years. meanwhile, this part of the country is in a terrible drought, so the farmers are happy to see anything, snow or rain, falling from the sky. this may be coming soon to a sidewalk near you. just like this trusty mailman in michigan, millions of americans are already being challenged by a fierce winter storm. in kansas, they are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts. police in wichita are telli ini folks to stay home. >> we are asking people to stay off the roadways just because of the conditions that are deteriorating. >> reporter: the latest big blast of winter is predicted to hit 18 states, affecting at least 30 million people. all from a storm that hit california and the west coast and is now moving across the country. in tulsa, oklahoma, reduced visibi
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
't have 20s. the only city at freezing is gilroy. 40 in oakland. 35 in santa rosa. as we head through the noon, look at where temperatures are headed. we'll be at 60 when you break for lunch in san jose so you can make those outdoor lunch plans today and you might just want to do so if you work near the water. it's going to be so crystal clear out there. 63 degrees on the way for fremont. 62 in oakland today. 61 degrees in san francisco. the warmup continues. we got 70s back on your seven day. i'll show you when those come into play. let's check your drive. it's 5:08. no problems on a friday. >> we don't want problems any time but especially on a friday into the weekend. right now we have less to deal with on 880 because the crews are starting to clear now. northbound side crews have cleared. i see flashing lights northbound past the coliseum. no issues. the warriors have the issue. they have to beat the spurs. they'll do that. look at the maps through the area. north and south of the coliseum construction zones continue for the southbound side just minor slowing as you head south of
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
in redwood city. police say this happened near east bay shore road off highway 101. initially redwood city police shut down traffic in both directions of east bay shore road during this investigation. also some breaking news here to tell you about from san jose where at least one person is injured after a car crashes right into a bta bus on tully road and capital expressway. we understand that the intersection has now been blocked off for more on this and a look at the traffic surrounding this, let's check out things with mike inouye. >> good morning. this is another chopper live shot over that intersection basically it's at capital expressway and tully where there are two centers here. folks familiar with it, it's a large intersection. it looks like most of the activity is off to the shoulder. center of your screen there is a car that looks like it's the one that hit that vta express. that motor coach. it is very heavily damaged as far as that front passenger side goes. no details on specifics for the injuries. we just know that one person was taken from the scene. there's that vta expres
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
. however, coastal cities, it's going to be cool today. 40 degrees in san jose. inland cities are still slated to hit highs just about as warm as yesterday but we've got this onshore flow robust this morning. we're noticing your visibility dropping off from santa rosa to napa only about a quarter mile to half mile visibility and that goes for fairfield as well. concord starting to drop off. taking you to future cast. we stop the clock for you at 8:00 a.m. mostly cloudy conditions across the greater bay area. the clouds will serve as a blanket and trap in some of the warmth and that means it's not going to be too bitter cold this morning. and we'll lose a lot of that cloud cover by 11:00. onshore flow means a cool sea breeze throughout the day. you'll probably need that jacket especially in our coastal communities. we have the most sunshine between 1:00 and 2:00 over the greater bay area today. 65 degrees in livermore. 65 in gilroy. 63 in beautiful san jose. 64 degrees in fairfield. as we head throughout the afternoon, highs coming in between 3:30 and 4:00 this time of year and then the
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
the city. very disappointed. one of the hot spots in the past has been the mission district. especially after the giants won the world series. this business across the street sketchers was hit hard. windows were covered in graffiti. same story with the business across the street. this time much calmer. san francisco police are telling us that 25 people were arrested. mostly for public intoxication. one person was arrested after they tried to light something on fire over near 16th and mission. near 24th street a few people threw bottles at police officers. that was contained quickly and fortunately there no one was hurt. part of mission and also 24th streets were closed down to eliminate cruising after and during the game. some fans thought it was heavy handed but most spilling out of bars after that loss to the ravens, they understood. >> it's all right. as long as there's no trouble and they're here to keep everything safe, it's okay. >> reporter: now early this morning street sweepers and power washers cleaned up the streets and sidewalks in the mission district. 25 people arrested nu
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
outside at the bay bridge as the backup starts to form for interstate 80 over the water into the city. interstate 80 through the sierra chain requirements. keep that in mind if you are heading over toward tahoe. lucky you. back to you guys. >> as long as you have the chains. thank you. >>> 6:09. a fairfield school ransacked by robbers. two armed men tied up a janitor and stole ipads wednesday night. the suspect told the 50-year-old custodian to take them specifically to where the ipads were stored. the robbers both african-american males in their 20s duck taped the man to a desk before leaving the scene. the robby was the third in four months in which thieves targtded the school's ipads. >>> today is a decision day on a lawsuit filed by a family of man who drown in the bay while police and firefighters stood by and watched onshore. the attorney says the situation was tragic but first responders did not have a legal duty to help. raymond zach waded out into the water on memorial day 2011. police say they did not go after him because he was suicidal and possibly dangerous. firefighters
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
investigating whether that shooting is gang related. this marks the city's fourth homicide of the year. >>> 4:35. there is a possible arrest after a deadly shooting in oakland community event. shooting happened downtown during the monthly community gathering called first friday. bay area news group reports police arrested someone on saturday but the suspect's name will not be released until the d.a. files formal charges. one person was killed. three others injured last friday night. mayor jean kwan promised to increase security surrounding the event. >>> three days of meetings in texas for the boy scouts. one of the issues they are discussing is the long standing ban on gay scouts. it's under scrutiny after a boy scout was denied his eagle scout award after coming out as gay to his troop and leaders. they are considering changing that policy to allow individual troops to decide whether to allow gay members. >>> time to check that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good monday morning to you. >> good monday morning to you. a great looking day shaping up. the weather. that's on our si
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
if visitors obey the signs. police are calling this an accident. >>> the city of hayward sweeping down on internet cafes. they are a form of illegal gambling. the city council will consider an emergency ordinance tonight that would shut down any cafes for a total of 45 days and once the moratorium is in place, the council will discuss a long-term solution. >>> folks are trying to fight to keep a beloved theater company open despite fund-raising and ticket sales, the rep has to do more to keep the doors open. its fight to survive has been going on for years. back in 2006, the theater almost shut down before the city stepped in and bailed it out to the tune of $2 million. an amount the rep will have to pay back over the next 25 years. the theater says shutting down would leave a big hole in the arts community. >> the arts are very often really sort of the reflection of a soul of the city. i think that it's important to have groups like san jose rep. >> the rep says it has an action plan to get auditors off its back building up a cash reserve of $200,000 every year. the director says they
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
are trying to do to keep students safe now. good morning. >> good morning to you. the redwood city police department announcing it is now working hand in hand with the school district to make campuses on the peninsula safer and better prepared if a shooter works to attack. as part of the plan, police are now encouraging the patrol officers to essentially adopt an elementary school asking officers to visit the elementary school in their zone on a daily basis so they can become familiar with teachers and students and lay out of the campus. they want to review security procedures to make sure the campus is best prepared at keeping a gunman from entering school grounds. it is the only campus with a full time officer. the middle schools have part timerses. educators like teachers, staff, administrators will be educated how to handle an active shooter situation. the schools are formulating a more comprehensive emergency response plan. in august or september, the police and the district plan to conduct a full scale drill on campus. it would be similar in nature to this one held in modesto. the e
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
into the afternoon temperatures are going to be downright perfect. not one city on this map without the 70s. 71 in livermore. 75 for gilroy. your full forecast in just a few moments. things will change. i want to take you through those changes and make sure you're aware of how much different it will be next week. that's coming up in my next report. first, let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we look at emeryville. i was trying to get it to you yesterday morning but the commute had fog all over this area. this morning look at how clear it is. we can see into richmond. smooth flow of traffic here approaching the bay bridge on the maps. a smooth drive on the green chicklets just some typical overnight road crews blocking one lane or two at a time. off to the right you see slowing eastbound typical for sensors but no activity or incidents there. a smooth drive but this afternoon things may get more crowded. presidents day weekend. a lot of folks may take the north bay route interstate 80 or 580 east out of livermore and then joining up with interstate 80 toward the sierra. t
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
a kansas city restaurant was flattened in a huge natural gas explosion and fire. nbc's john yang is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> good morning, david. they're bringing in cadaver dogs and heavy equipment to look for one person still unaccounted for. given the enormity of this explosion, it is remarkable so far there are no official fatalities. daylight reveals the destruction caused by a massive explosion and raging inferno in an upscale shopping district. a popular restaurant levelled. the blast came at about 6:00 p.m., happy hour. the fire so big it engulfed an entire city street. the impacts of the blast felt blocks away. >> everything just exploded. it was just -- >> it shook the entire area. it set off all the car alarms through the entire block. the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: at least 14 injured, one critically, taken to area hospitals. at a news conference officials said one person, a female restaurant employee, is still missing. >> we have been in contact with that person's family who is still missing and our sympathy
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
one of the toughest days in the city's history. >> it is with deep, deep sadness that i stand before you this evening to talk about the death of my two officers. >> reporter: those two officers, 2-year veteran loran baker and elizabeth butler. >> i've known both of these officers for a long, long time. and there just aren't words to describe how i feel personally about this, and how my department is reacting. >> reporter: according to reports, they were investigating a sexual assault case this afternoon. at some point, they got into a fight with the suspect, jeremy gulet. shots were fired and both officers were hit. minutes later, police officers found goulet on another street and goulet was killed. her city is in deep mourning. >> it has rocked our community to our absolute foundation. >> reporter: chief vogel says his primary concern right now is making sure his officers get the support they need during this difficult time. >> this is the darkest day in the history of the santa cruz police department. >> reporter: and we're learning sergeant butch baker was very close to ret
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
fan of closing libraries and community centers. >> reporter: the mayor says the city is in a financial position to consider one-time bonuses. that won't be enough. consider starting salaries for the three major bay area cities. in san jose a new officer will make about $72,000 a year. in san francisco $89,000 to $112,000. oakland, $70,000 to $98,000. consider what they actually take home. in san jose they take 20% of their salary toward their pension, about double what officers pay into their pensions in san francisco and in oakland. voters passed the mayor's pension reform overwhelmingly last summer but as the homicide rate reached a 20-year high and response times have gone up for lower priority calls public support could change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other cit
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances was more than 700 years ago, sell less stein v. they don't send messages or contradict the new pop
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
to a recent string of robberies in that very city. it happened this latest one on 3900 block of bryant street not far from johnson park. a woman in her 50s was beaten and thrown to the ground. that man then took off with her purse. they released this sketch. they did this last week of a man believed to be responsible for two other incidents. one on ramona street. in each of those cases, the robber did have a similar description. >>> the alameda county sheriff is expected to make another pitch today to purchase a drone that would keep tabs on the east bay from above. the $32,000 unmanned aircraft would be used for missions ranging from hazmat and hostage situations to search and rescue, suspect searches and also natural disasters. the sheriff needs the approval of county supervisors to buy the drone and the faa will have the final decision on whether to actually allow it to launch. >> 6:05 right now. time to check that weather. christina loren tells us this forecast is for all of the lovers out there. >> especially the lovely ladies in the house. 6:05. a live look at san jose. let's face it. t
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
to the game. >> i'm grateful. grateful to be a part. it's bigger than any one person. it's a whole city. whole organization. a lot of work. if you are able to be part of that, it's very humbling. >> reporter: hunter loves every aspect of the game. a start of energy. >> thanks. the giants plan to put pablo sandoval through an extra round of conditioning this spring. the third baseman says. he'll fight it. sandoval will do extra conditioning early in the morning. he'll be looking good. >> he's supposed to be robust. golden state warriors get back to work. david lee represented back in 1997. lee got in the game scored six points and he helped the west win that game beating the east 143-138. not a defensive showdown. three other warriors also took part in the festivities. in the three-point competition and in the rising stars game. >> have you heard about this? nascar's danica patrick made history. she's the first woman to qualify in the top spot for the daytona 500. the 30 year old claimed the pole position yesterday posting a lap of 196 miles per hour. now until now no other woman has qualified
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
later in the show. right now we want to go to vatican city in rome where nbc's anne thompson has more on the first appearance from pope benedict xvi since his announcement that he's stepping down at the end of the month. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is ash wednesday. it's usually a somber day in the catholic church. there's a celebratory air here in vatican city as the pope begins what some are calling his farewell tour. this morning, the public getting its first chance to express their appreciation for pope benedict since announcing his abdication. with the end of his papacy days away. a church famous for its rituals, vatican officials are working without a script as benedict moves into retirement. what are you going to call pope benedict once he steps down? >> i don't think he will be the pope emeritus. one of his other titles is the bishop of rome. he will probably be the americas bishop of rome. >> reporter: showed a flare for fashion, earning the nickname the prada pope. this monastery is being renovated for pope benedict. it will have a library for
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
francisco city officials are urging people to celebrate responsibly. they don't want a repeat of the celebrations that turned violent after the giants world series win last year. san francisco district attorney says many of those accused vandals were busted via social media. so you never know who's watching. >>> and a special tribute to the super bowl happening in the big apple today. starting at sunset tonight, the empire state building's world famous tower lights will alternate 49ers red and gold and ravens purple and white. when either team scores a touchdown, the lights will sparkle in the team's colors. the. >>> we will introduce you to the man behind the artwork that is getting national attention. we're talking about colin kaepernick's tattoo artist. that story coming up in ten minutes. >>> and stay with nbc bay area for complete super bowl coverage both on air and online, including wall-to-wall coverage following the game. we have a team of reporters on the ground in new orleans. and they will have reaction from players, coaches and, of course, from the fans. >>> we sti
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